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Four Frightened People (1934)

Four passengers escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild jungle. In order to reach safety they have to trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen.

Director:

Cecil B. DeMille

Writers:

Bartlett Cormack (screen play), Lenore J. Coffee (screen play) (as Lenore Coffee) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Claudette Colbert ... Judy Jones
Herbert Marshall ... Arnold Ainger
Mary Boland ... Mrs. Mardick
William Gargan ... Stewart Corder
Leo Carrillo ... Montague
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Ainger
Ethel Griffies ... Mrs. Ainger's Mother
Tetsu Komai Tetsu Komai ... Native Chief
Chris-Pin Martin ... Native Boatman (as Chris Pin Martin)
Joe De La Cruz Joe De La Cruz ... Native (as Joe de la Cruz)
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Four passengers escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild jungle. In order to reach safety they have to trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen.

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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Et eventyr i junglen See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since. It was released on DVD 23 May 2006 as one of five titles in Universal's Cecil B. De Mille Collection, and again as a single 15 November 2011 as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »

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Out there even for DeMille
16 May 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Utter balderdash with the DeMille touch, although it is missing a big set piece which in his later films was standard, has to do with people stranded on an island fending off man and beast. Somehow going through the rigors of the jungle makes Claudette more attractive rather than less, she even has an indistinct but very definite nude scene under a waterfall. Herbert Marshall is fine as usual but the real standout is Mary Boland doing her best fluttery nincompoop, the periods when she disappears from the film it really suffers because of it. A notorious flop in its day this is enjoyable if you are a fan of DeMille's excesses but he's definitely made better films.


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